Taj Exotica Resort And Spa
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily à la carte breakfast, round-trip airport transfers by speedboat and a 15 percent discount on all food, beverage and spa purchases (calculated by the hotel at checkout)
- An overwater spa and restaurant
- Private sun decks in all villas (plunge pools in some)
What To Know
- A 12 percent hotel service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Malé airport is 15 minutes away via speedboat (boat service is available 24 hours a day)
- Though the vibe is super-romantic, families will feel at home too
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Room Service
Thatch-roofed overwater villas, butlers and a sparkling lagoon make up this palm-studded paradise island
The only property on Emboodhu Finolhu (Three Coconut Island), Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is very much a palm-studded paradise. Thatch-roofed overwater villas, personal butlers, gourmet food and an herbal-based spa up the luxe factor, but it’s the crystal-clear lagoon and blissful silence that really set the scene for a tropical escape.
Bed and Bath
The 64 guestrooms have tropical-chic decor, with dark woods and bright fabrics, and such plush amenities as rain showers and Ploh bedding. Lagoon Villas have private sundecks and ocean views; upgrade to a Deluxe Lagoon Pool Villa and get a private plunge pool and direct access to the lagoon via a ladder.
When it’s time for a meal, buzz your personal butler, who will arrive in a buggy to drive you to one of the resort’s two restaurants. At the all-day 24 Degrees you can watch the chefs prepare international favorites, while at the overwater Deep End, dishes are prepared using organic and free-trade ingredients. For light bites, cocktails and cigars, the Equator Bar offers a clubby atmosphere and expert mixologists. After a few days of sundowners and beach time, making plans may seem like a foreign concept. But the hotel does have a PADI-certified dive center that offers a variety of dive courses and excursions, a freshwater infinity pool and water sports such as kayaking, catamaran sailing and windsurfing. And for ultimate relaxation, visit the Jiva Spa for an ayurvedic treatment that uses herbal ingredients.
How to Get There
We were here for the first leg of our honeymoon a few weeks ago.
Our photographer organized by the hotel deserves special mention. Sharfan was easy and fun to work with and took great photos!
I couldn't believe the incredibly fast turnaround time.
The entire stay was great, but the checkout process was very bad. Someone kept dropping the ball. After our luggage was picked up, we waited an additional 15 minutes for the buggy to take us to reception, and as a result missed breakfast (we had to leave for our seaplane to the next resort). When I expressed my disappointment to the guy checking us out at reception, he acted like he didn't care at all.
The Taj is a good value for money and lovely overall, but we would not return. Our next resort blew this one out of the water (will review separately).
I truly cannot find any collection of words appropriate to express my utmost gratitude, appreciation, or admiration of how magical my stay was.I did have the pleasure to meet some truly outstanding individuals who took care of me every step of the way.
When I think of your resort tears rush to my eyes with such fond memories, although it has not even been a week I have been away.
The Resort is located close to the capital, but far enough away that you feel cozily nestled into the most beautiful Lagoon the world has to offer. Waking up to the sounds of ocean waves and the natural beauties of the island make it a dream come true. Taj has delivered a level of Hospitality here that is simply not existent anywhere else in the world. This place delivers the perfect stay for friends, families and anyone who wants to experience what it is like to live in the most perfect place in the world.
Mr. Singh I applaud your team and you for running the best hotel I have ever encountered. You have given me such inspiration and perspective to how truly beautiful and magical a guest’s stay can be. Thank you to your team and you for everything you have done for me, this was such an amazing experience.
Below are the names of some of the employees who made my stay magical.
Dhonbe from the Deep End and Pool Bar. He was such an amazing and exemplary human being. From the first day that my sister and I met him on Saturday he simply exceeded expectations at every corner. My sister is in love with the beauty of the ocean and the life it holds, which was my reason I wanted to bring her so she could behold the most beautiful place in the world. Dhonbe constantly found ways to surprise her with the islands best places to go, information about the Maldives, and finding ways to make her feel as if she was at a dear family friends home. I commend him deeply for his exceptional handling of every interaction and he has warmed my heart. I witnessed several guests also praise him throughout the stay and I was delighted to see him recognize for his passion for service and excellence. I hope my thanks can be extended to him for all he has done, and for simply being an inspirational person. On our last night there he had arranged for a farewell message written with red basmati rice on the table as well as to have the live band play a farewell song. Truly touching and memorable!
Akash the chef we had the pleasure to meet was another person who just continued to surprise us. We took his recommendation several nights of what to eat and the absolute delight he created was magical. He is a skilled chef and is absolutely amazing!
Adam our housekeeper was amazing as well. He did such an amazing job with the room and was so nice.
Frank at the dive center was so warm, hospitable and was always making the guests laugh and feel at ease. Even the unseasoned swimmers felt comfortable with his guidance. Mohammed and Corey also at the dive center were fantastic! Sharing their knowledge of the ocean and near by areas, was amazing.
Ali, and Mohammed the boat captains were accommodating and excellent captains.
I met Hassan your Front Office Manager who was a life saver. I had made a mistake and booked my flight on the wrong date and he was able to help me arrange accommodations the last night. He was a gem and really made the end of my trip so much less stress free.
Jhowana at the Equator Bar was so genuine and sweet. She was always getting her guests to smile and she had such a warm demeanor. She was such an amazing person and I’m thankful shes a part of your team.
Yukki the Guest Relations Officer who handled our arrival was outstanding. Every time I saw her she would stop what she was doing to say hi with such delight. She was a personification of the natural hospitality and warm spirits of the Maldivian nation. She even saw us off for our departure and gave me a notebook for my birthday with a picture of my sister and I. Yuki is wonderful!
There were some associates we met through F&B outlets that were also truly hospitable.
Salah, Ashraf, Shiru, Firaast, Suwaib, Ahmed and Teygo always made an impact.
Last but not least is the breakfast host, Mhelen. She was so delightful and welcoming and does an impeccable job at conveying the finest Taj hospitality, first thing in the morning. So many guests were pleased by her and I was so happy to see this.
Thank you for your hospitality and welcoming me to your property. I hope one day to visit again, and I thank you again for creating such magical memories.
This is ideally located near to the airport and a 20 minute trip to the island. First class service, wonderful villas on the beachfront - by the way my preference over water villas - with everything you need to relax and unwind. Food top class however I would suggest full board and inclusive dining as drink and food are expensive. taff friendly and professional - well worth a visit.
Fantastic place and extraordinary service for a unique travel with couple. Magnificent views of the reef and an Indian Ocean. Java spa specializes in Hindus treatments. Typical and international food.
We visited this wonderful property on 9th November 2018 for 4 nites. We were mesmerized n speechless by the scenic beauty of island were this resort is located.
Its just 25-30 min from male airport by speedboat to this wonderful island were I lost my heart. The resort landscaping n planning is so so smooth n decent that u will love each n every corner of the hotel were ever u go. They have kept long double bed swings in many different parts of the resort. They have one 10-15 high deck sit out on beach facing ocean from were u can enjoy the sunset n breeze of sea. The X factor of the resort which I loved d most is they have one big swing in middle of the ocean facing hotel bar on beach n U can go there by swimming or walking as it is not deep at all.
We were here for 4nites. Enjoyed each n every second we spent here. Entire property is mind blasting, from lobby to room to restaurant to spa to pool to lagoon to ocean. U feel relaxed n isolated from this world n know ur soul.
Now things to keep in mind when u come here.
1) please take full board package i.e, breakfast, lunch n dinner as there is nothing in near by.
2) please take 4-5 nites minimum. Not less then 4 nites.
3) day 1 u will check in n surf d resort.
day 2 u can do water sports, n scuba is must .
day 3 please hire photographer from hotel n do the photo shoot
day 4 go for Jiva spa enjoy n be with ur mind body n soul till check out.
4) it is advisable to come solo or with ur better half as its most romantic place on planet n fall in love with each other once again.
Now speaking about service were Taj steels d show. All d staff is members r great in there service. The best gentleman who helped me during my stay n made memorable are
Elite, Dilip,Maanas n KK Butler manager from butler team.
And Mr.Bala n Nasir in restaurant.
Thank u entire team of Taj Maldives for being there for us.
God bless u all
Best days of my life I spent are here at taj Maldives